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Look -- -- insurance not the only problem plaguing the health care industry drug shortages in hospitals all across the country also a very big problem.
And now this new report out this says they're actually responsible for these fifteen deaths managing editor for Fox News health dot com Dr.
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This year with more on this troubling development -- Well look this is this is a perfect storm that is developing and now for fifteen months or so we've seen pockets around the nation where.
There's not enough chemotherapy agents like -- -- five day if you -- things like that.
These you know very important medications even include some antibiotics in some areas.
And nobody has the answer you know I have gotten emails from -- a you know what I'm I have cancer I can find.
You know the my doctor told me that I can't come back for second treatment because does not medications in the hospital.
And the time that the three things that I can find is that one is that.
You know FDA regulations are getting very problematic for some companies.
Now that is not to say that also companies are having difficulty with -- -- qualities that we've seen that.
But the problem is also that in the future in the very near future you know just like in the economy.
A business people and -- sure about let's say what to do the the uncertainty of out of mr.
Pharmaceutical companies are finding the same problem because if there's a gigantic push for generic drugs in this country which is part of this whole vision.
When I called vision when He fifteen.
On Obama care.
Then before a lot of companies it's almost impossible to stay in business.
And we talk about chemotherapy most of these drugs are injectable which are very expensive to do.
As compared to say let's say pills which you can really make very cheaply so.
This is a perfect storm because when you seeing now is you have deficiencies.
Of of medications being there for patients.
More cancer patients are being diagnosed.
And you have this economic uncertainty between regulations at what the future holds for a lot of pharmaceutical companies are people are going to die just like you said fifteen people have Geisel.
Horrible means one thing if we had a shortage in another industry if there's a shortage of vital fire something we would -- I have five but right.
This is you know life and death so what do we do about it what would what would turn this around just.
I mean listen nothing can turn around I think that people have to have a very adult conversation and see exactly what's going on with the drug industry in this country.
Because before you know it.
We gonna have shortages -- going to be panic and what's gonna end up is that you know what the American drug industry is going to be destroyed.
And will end up with another industry that goes abroad to get all these generic drugs from from other countries and at the end of the day.
The patient is the one that's gonna get hurt.
Documenting -- -- -- thank you so much for the thank you it's great those shoes.
And administers topic well as people's health in Athens.
Shortages of drugs very serious stuff -- well the other much.
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